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Two gold medals for Áine Murphy School of Irish Dancing at World Championships

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Áine Murphy School of Irish Dancing ‘had amazing success’ at the World Irish Dancing Championships in Glasgow.

Caoimhe O’Halloran from Kilcummin won her fifth medal in a row at the World Championships.

Laura Cronin and Grace O’Sullivan from Shrone in Rathmore and Caoimhe Cawley from Camp in Tralee made it to the final rounds of their respective competitions

Marcus O’Sullivan, the son of Paudie and Helena O’Sullivan and who hails from Firies, was crowned World Champion in the Boys Under 11 section.

“This was an amazing feat for this hardworking young man who was also crowned All-Ireland Champion in February to add to the many other titles he won over the past year. Marcus is undefeated in all major competitions over the last four years and winning this World Title was the icing on the cake,” said Aine.

Caoimhe O’Halloran from Kilcummin brought back another World medal in a phenomenal Under 17 competition making it her fifth medal in a row at the World Championships.

“Three other dancers, Laura Cronin and Grace O’Sullivan from Shrone in Rathmore and Caoimhe Cawley from Camp in Tralee also made it to the final rounds of their respective competitions making it a clean sweep of medals for the school,” added Aine.

“Over 20 dancers and parents from the school made the long trip to Glasgow to show their support and this support was phenomenal to say the least. We had amazing success.”

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Corcoran’s Furniture walk raises €12k for autism charity

Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland There were 37 participants in the event, which included […]

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Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland

There were 37 participants in the event, which included AADI families, dogs, and representatives, as well as fundraisers, supporters, and members of the Corcoran’s team. The stars of the day were the three life-changing super-hero dogs, Buzz, Baron and Hank.

Former Kerry Footballer, James O’ Donoghue, was the ambassador for the event
Those taking part left Ross Castle and were treated to a phenomenal boat ride in the expert hands of Diarmuid ‘Dux’ O’Donoghue of Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours. The O’Donoghue family entertained the entire group with a range of fascinating stories outlining the history of the lakes of Killarney and Killarney National Park.

The group set out from Lord Brandon’s Cottage and walked the 11K through the iconic Gap of Dunloe, with two AADI families and their dogs taking part in the full walk. This was followed by a well-deserved meal and some rest and relaxation at Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Flemings Taxi’s Killarney brought the group back to Ross Castle, Killarney upon completion of the event.

“On behalf of everybody at Corcoran’s Furniture, we would like to thank everybody who participated in our Gap of Dunloe charity event on behalf of AADI,” said Shane O’ Callaghan, Financial Controller atCorcoran’s.

“Collectively we have raised almost €12,000 for this incredible charity and monies are still coming in. We are extremely grateful to all who supported our walk, and also to James O’ Donoghue, Christina Tagney, the Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours, the fantastic support of Noel Lucey and Donal McCarthy from the Order Of Malta, Killarney branch, and to Killarney National Park, Kate Kearney’s Cottage and Fleming’s Taxi’s. All funds raised will go toward the expert training and maintenance of the upcoming AADI dogs who will make a dramatic difference to so many children with Autism and their families.”

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Summer of song with Grace Foley

Killarney singer Grace Foley is launching a summer series of concerts in Anam House Arts and Cultural Centre on Saturday night. ‘Storyteller’ is a series of intimate, one woman performances […]

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Killarney singer Grace Foley is launching a summer series of concerts in Anam House Arts and Cultural Centre on Saturday night.

‘Storyteller’ is a series of intimate, one woman performances that will be given by Foley during the summer months.

The first of the performances takes place this Saturday 7pm and will feature the songs and stories of well-known singers including Dolly Parton, ABBA, and an array of Irish artists as well as a selection of poems and famous quotes.

“It promises to be a lovely evening,” she said. “This the first of three performances.”

Tickets are €10 and will be available on the night. The performance is approximately one hour long.

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